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Reverse-swing left Pakistan batsmen clueless, says Misbah

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq believed the 141-run defeat at Edgbaston in the third Test against England was due to the host pacers’ reverse-swing, which left his batsmen clueless after lunch on the final day. Pakistan, set a huge target of 343 for victory after England declared on 445 for six ...

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Comment: Close contest poised for a thrilling end

A SELL-OUT crowd of well over 25.000 people at Edgbaston couldn’t have asked for more than what they experienced on the third day, absorbing, intense and entertaining cricket. In the first period of play Pakistan batsmen stuck it out to take a crucial lead of 103. In the last session, ...

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Edgbaston Test: Misbah sends England in to bat after winning toss

BIRMINGHAM: Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday elected to bowl first against Alastair Cook-led England in the third of the four-Test series here. Coming into the match after a 330-run drubbing at Old Trafford, the Pakistan Test skipper has made two changes in the line-up. Twenty-year-old opener Sami Aslam replaces Shan Masood and ...

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Pakistan reworking plans on Cook and Root, says Arthur

After a 330-run drubbing by Alastair Cook-led England, Pakistan have adjusted their plans for the English Test skipper and Joe Root ahead of Wednesday’s contest at Edgbaston, the touring side’s coach Mickey Arthur has said, adding he considers the duo as the backbone of England’s batting. Root scored 254 and ...

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Umar Gul to captain Afridi in National T20 Cup

LAHORE: Islamabad captain Umar Gul on Friday roped in Shahid Afridi during the ongoing draft for the upcoming three week-long National T20 Cup. The domestic T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from August 25 till September 16. The eight-team tournament will be played in Rawalpindi and Multan. Afridi, who ...

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Pakistan will bounce back, says Inzamam

KARACHI: Pakistan’s lacklustre display at Old Trafford last week allowed England to level the four Test-match series 1-1, as Alastair Cook’s men thrashed the visitors by 330 runs in the second Test. However, Pakistan’s newly appointed chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq seemed optimistic about Pakistan’s strong comeback in the upcoming fixtures while ...

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